The Professionals Podcast


The Professionals Podcast


Welcome to the Professionals Podcast, the show that dives deep into the world of upskilling, continued education, and the remarkable impact they have on adult learners' careers and society at large.

The Professionals Podcast is co-hosted by Amanda Gillespie and Luke Kasim. We're absolutely thrilled to embark on this exhilarating journey with you. Together, we'll explore our identity, purpose, and mission in this vibrant and ever-evolving world.

Our discussions will span diverse topics, including the captivating realms of cybersecurity and paralegal studies. Whether you're a student, a seasoned professional, or simply someone with a passion for making a difference (and who isn't?), this podcast is tailor-made for you.

But wait, there's more! We're eager to hear from you too. If you've got questions, insights, or suggestions about the podcast, don't hesitate to get in touch. Shoot us an email at Together, let's open the door to the boundless potential of education and professional growth.

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Podcast co-hosts Luke Kasim (left) and Amanda Gillespie (center) with CPS Dean Liesl Riddle (right) recording in the new CPS podcasting studio.


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Navigating Urban Planning: From Capstone to Loudoun County

In this podcast episode, Kristian Maldonado shares his amazing journey into the world of urban planning.

GW's Urban Planning Program: Nurturing Tomorrow's Climate Resilient Planners

In this episode, we delve into the world of sustainable urban planning with Ms. Sandra Whitehead, Program Director, Sustainable Urban Planning Program at CPS.

Your Appetite Comes With Eating: Lessons from a Lifelong Learner

In this episode of The Professionals Podcast, Bryan Carley shares his journey from a tech career to a life-altering health scare that prompted a profound shift.

Adapting to New Threats: Insights from the Field

On this episode, Luke Kasim and Amanda Gillespie have the privilege of talking to Elaine Lammert, the distinguished homeland security master's Program director.

Resumes, LinkedIn, and AI: The Future of Professional Storytelling

In this episode of The Professionals, Amanda and Luke are joined by Ms. Nicole Mintz, Director of Career Services for the College of Professional Studies.

Proximity Matters: Inside the Heart of American Politics

In this episode, we follow the captivating journey of Dr. Casey Burgat, the Director of the Legislative Affairs program at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University.

Adapting to the Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape

In this episode, we are joined by Connie Uthoff, the Program Director of the Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management Master's Program.

The Future of Paralegals: AI, Growth, and Excellence

We're thrilled to be joined by today's special guest, Toni Marsh, the Paralegal Studies program at George Washington University's College of Professional Studies.

Update, Patch, and Be Secure: Lessons in Cyber Security

In this episode of The Professionals Podcast, we're joined by the distinguished Dr. Scott J. White. Dr. White is an Associate Professor and Director of the Cybersecurity Program and Cyber Academy.

Education Catalyst: Common Ground and Uncommon Opportunity

In this episode of the Professionals Podcast, Amanda Gillespie and Luke Kasim welcome Dean Liesel Riddle to discuss the dynamic developments and plans of CPS.